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EL RENO, Okla.- Officers with the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office are welcoming a new addition to their truancy team.

Bandit, a 1-year-old German Shepard, was recently put into active duty as a drug detection dog.

He will alert officers to illegal narcotics but will not be used to track down suspects.

Authorities say he will mainly be used to do sweeps of schools with the sheriff’s Truancy Division.

Deputy Renee Kendrick was selected to be Bandit’s partner and handler.